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Alberto Averna

IIT PhD Student

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  • Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
    Via Morego 30
  • Genova
  • 16163
  • Italy


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  • +39 010 70781 743
  • +39 010 70781 230

Miscellaneous Information

In February 2011, Alberto Averna graduated in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Pavia (Italy).

In July 2014, he got the Master Degree in Bioengineering (107/110, with worthiness of publication), at the University of Genova (Italy).

He will be starting his PhD in November 2014 at the Italian Institute of Technology.

Research Interests

Characterization of the electrophysiological activity of 2D in vitro modular neuronal networks in both physiological and pathological conditions.

Calcium Imaging.

In vivo stroke.

Recovery after brain injury.


Alberto Averna has been working within the EU Project BRAIN-BOW (FP7-284772, 2012-2015).


Worthiness of publication for MEng thesis, University of Genova.


Conference Proceedings and Abstracts

Alberto Averna#, Marta Bisio#, Valentina Pasquale, Paolo Bonifazi, Francesco Difato and Michela Chiappalone, 2014. Selective laser ablation of interconnections between neuronal sub-populations: a test-bed for novel neuroprosthetic applications. 9th International Meeting on Substrate-Integrated Microelectrode Arrays – MEA Meeting 2014, Reutlingen (Germany), July 1-5, 2014.

Alberto Averna, Marta Bisio, Giacomo Pruzzo, Michela Chiappalone,Paolo Bonifazi,Francesco Difato, 2014. Neurophysiology guided single cell optical surgery. 4th Joint Workshop on Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery October 14-16, 2014 Hotel Melià, Genoa, Italy.




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The BrainBow project acknowledges the financial support of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission, under FET-Open grant number: FP7-284772.